AMD's Chairman and CEO Dr. Hector Ruiz Inaugurates New Engineering
Facility in Bangalore, Highlighting the Region's Rapidly Growing Contribution
to AMD's Global Silicon and Platform Design Leadership
BANGALORE, INDIA, November 29 /CNW/ - AMD (NYSE: AMD), a leading global
provider of innovative processing solutions in the computing, graphics and
consumer electronics markets, today announced the opening of a new silicon
design and platform research and development (R&D) facility in Bangalore.
As India's role and importance in AMD's global R&D network increases, the
number of employees in Bangalore continues to grow, requiring a new facility
that will accommodate the current team while also providing room for future
growth. Employees will move into the new 52,000 square-foot center upon its
completion and continue to focus on development of AMD's most advanced,
next-generation processing solutions.
Dr. Hector Ruiz, AMD's Chairman and CEO, traveled to Bangalore to
inaugurate the newly built center, which is comprised of state-of-the-art
office space offering a host of modern amenities to improve the overall work
"Our engineering employees in India play a critical role in AMD's global
design network, and this new R&D center gives them the world-class equipment
and resources they need to excel," said Ruiz. "In AMD's quest to become the
technology partner of choice for the industry, this facility is vital to help
us design and deliver industry-leading solutions specifically tailored to the
needs of our customers in India, and for all our customers worldwide."
Mr. Alok Ohrie, Managing Director, AMD India said, "In a short span of
six years of presence in India, AMD has posted marketshare gains as well as
significant contributions to global R&D efforts. AMD India's expansion
demonstrates the confidence our corporation has in the delivery capabilities
of the India R&D teams."
Engineering staffs in Bangalore are playing the lead role on "Shanghai,"
AMD's first 45nm quad-core microprocessor, and are currently involved in
design testing and optimization of the new chip. Prior to their efforts on
"Shanghai," teams were responsible for delivering key intellectual property
(IP) for the first Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) microprocessor, previously
AMD will continue operating its first facility in the city, using the
existing office space for administration, sales and marketing staffs.
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